Don't miss our weekly PhD newsletter | Sign up now Don't miss our weekly PhD newsletter | Sign up now
Biological Sciences (4) Chemistry (6) Engineering (12) Environmental Sciences (13) Geology (18) Materials Science (24)
PhD Opportunities with the Henry Royce Institute

Henry Royce Institute PhD Opportunities

Right now, our society faces huge, urgent challenges. From the imperative to achieve net-zero, to the need to build a resilient, circular economy in an uncertain world, to the drive for increased productivity as our fellow nations embrace the digital revolution.

To tackle these challenges, we need new materials and new materials systems, and we need them fast. But it can take 20 years to develop a new material with current methods. We need to innovate faster, as the pace of global change accelerates.

This is where you come in……

We are seeking graduate scientists and engineers keen to acquire new skills and work in new ways, to help us realise the potential of the digital and data revolutions in materials science. This is Materials 4.0.

  • You will join a community of like-minded PhD researchers as part of a new initiative in Materials 4.0, led by the Henry Royce Institute, the UK’s national institute for advanced materials research.
  • You will have a home in one of seven leading UK research universities and undertake a research project supervised by a leading researcher and with an industry sponsor.
  • You will be trained in all aspects of digital materials science, including robotics, data science, machine learning, and sensing and control.
  • You will become a pioneer and leader in this exciting new way of doing science.
  • Receive full funding for tuition fees and a competitive stipend

We have a range of exciting doctoral projects, involving all aspects of Materials 4.0, and offer flexible and inclusive pathways, including part-time study and the opportunity to study whilst at work if sponsored by your employer.

Details of training and projects will be available from January, so sign up to our mailing list to find out more:

Successful students will be awarded a PhD from one of our seven partner universities. Research and study can be undertaken at any of these partners, at the National Physical Laboratory or at a sponsoring organisation.